8 Spring Style Tips for Kids
Make the most of your kids' wardrobe this spring and keep them looking hip. Here are some handy tips and tricks from A.K. LaMonica, Director of Apparel at The Children's Place in Seacaucus, NJ:
Back to Basics
Everyday basics can fit into any style your kid is after. Layering tees can be worn in so many different ways: casual with jeans, dressy with a skirt or layered over a long-sleeved shirt. Not only are basics versatile, they tend to cost less!
Mix and Match
Combine everyday basics with a few key fashion pieces to keep your tyke hip without breaking the bank. Pick three or four trendy items that are unique, then pair them with basics to stretch out the style through the whole season.
Keep it Simple
Mixing and matching is easier when you buy colors that complement each other. Let your kid pick a few favorite colors, then shop for basics and bold prints to match. When the clothes in your kid's closet are cohesive, mixing and matching is foolproof.
Look for deals: The Children's Place offers two-for-one specials so you can get two items for half the price. Tees and basic denim are often the best two-for-one deals, so add style anchors without worrying about the cost.
Top off your kid's spring style with a new do for your little mop top. Cut the cost by cutting at home with tips from Cozy Friedman, founder of Cozy's Cuts for Kids in New York City :
While you might usually head to the tub with your kid for a quick trim, you may have less control on the slippery surface. Opt to sit them in a chair in front of a video to keep them still. If you're in a carpeted room, be sure to lay down an old sheet to limit the mess.
Do the Prep Work
Have all your tools next to you and the DVD in the player before you sit him down. Your kid's patience is limited! Also, wet the hair before he gets too comfortable: cutting it wet will make the cut more precise. Remember hair will shrink when it dries, so leave it a half-inch longer then you want it.
The most common mistake Moms make is cutting bangs too far back. Cut from eyebrow to eyebrow; no farther back than that! Always start in the front, and for longer styles, tilt their chin down and part hair in the center to make sure all sides and layers will be even.
Stick to low-maintenance styles for less upkeep: shorter styles and bangs for girls need frequent trims. One length styles are the easiest to accessorize with clips or headbands and can disguise hair that needs a trim!